The Trust's Neurosciences Unit is the sub-regional centre for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions such as Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, head injuries, spinal disease, vascular disorders and tumours of the nervous system.

The unit has a strong reputation for providing high standards of surgical, medical and nursing care to patients across the region. The neurosurgical service is a tertiary service covering a population of 1.5 million delivered over five sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Outpatient clinics are held at local hospitals in the region GEH (Nuneaton), SWFT (Warwick), Redditch and Worcester. In-patients are cared for on Ward 43 which has an adjacent 12 bed Neuro Enhanced Care Unit.

Across all our wards we strive to ensure high standards of care delivered whilst working closely with other teams in the hospital.

Our department currently has nine Consultant Neurosurgeons and two Associate Specialists; all based at UHCW but also providing neurosurgery services to other local hospitals in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The consultant team is supported by seven clinical fellows, five specialty trainee doctors, seven Senior House Officers and clinical specialists nurses for neuro-oncology and neurovascular.

Over 3000 neurosurgical procedures are performed each year by our team of Neurosurgeons. All our consultants have varying specialist interests and the unit covers all aspects of neurosurgical practice.

Consultant Sub-Speciality
Mr Radu Beltechi Neuro-vascular surgery (aneurysms), Skull Base tumour surgery, spinal surgery
Mr Ronan Dardis Neuro-oncology (brain and spinal tumours), management of neurotrauma, spinal surgery and Trigeminal.
Mr Hussien El-Maghraby Neuro-oncology (brain and spinal tumours), spinal surgery
Mr Shabin Joshi Neuro-oncology (brain and spinal tumours), Spinal and facial pain management, Minimally invasive neurosurgery and spinal surgery
Mr Amar Saxena Neuro-vascular surgery (aneurysms), complex spinal surgery (including cervical trauma, rheumatoid necks and cervical disc replacements) and Pituitary surgery.
Mr Amjad Shad Skull Base tumour surgery, Pituitary tumour surgery and Complex Spinal Surgery.
Mr Shahid Siddique Neuro-oncology (brain and spinal tumours), spinal surgery and management of neurotrauma.
Mr Rahim Spinal surgery, neurovascular surgery (aneurysms)
Mr Amit Amit Complex spinal surgery, pain management surgery
Mr Khalid Abbasi
(Associate Specialist)
Complex spinal surgery.
Mr Alok Ray
(Associate Specialist)
Complex spinal surgery.


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